Leaked NSA Tools Target Windows 2000 to Windows 8

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  1. GhostLatte
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    If you on win10 you chill or nah


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    Sounds rough for Windows users ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
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    Well better tell my boss. All the server computers are connected to one old computer from 2003 runnin' xp.

    Or not and get some days off. Haha
     
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    Viral fear campaign to get Windows users to upgrade to 10. Clever.
     
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    I understand people still on Windows 7. But, get the fuck to 10 if you're not on 7. Why does 8.1 exist? I wish they had just did the "upgrade 10 thing forever" for Windows 7 instead. WHY FUCK UP SOMETHING SO PERFECT? DAMN IT MICROSOFT
     
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    If I was able to delete drive D (virtual hard drive, partitioned drive) I would side install windows 10. I keep getting the error "Windows was unable to complete the format" and the format option in disk management is grayed out.

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    At least TheKingy34 has a reason to upgrade :^)
     
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    I use Android 100% of the time (Gladly) windows is only for gaming
     
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    Meh i run on linux
     
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    Oh? They're reading this right now? Okay, NSA and other hackers, here's some advice, take these tools, and shove them right up your ass. Have a nice day now :creep:


    That said, I currently have no means to upgrade to Windows 10, UNLESS

    I use a partition of my secondary HDD, make a clean backup of all my vital data to external media, and then promptly find a way to install Windows 10 while being able to activate it, the only major issue is that my WiFi adapter only has partial support in 10. I can't use the 5.4 GHz band, only the weak 2.4 GHz, halving my speed. Thanks, Microsoft, for breaking the driver support.
     
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    Fuck I read this as "NASA" and wondered why Snowden would share that info.
     
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    some have argued 8.1 has really good stability

    which sucks for security patches

    which still can be spied upon
     
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    The more they spy, the more we can express how we feel about it, it's cathartic too, to tell off Big Brother, because they can't do anything about it ;O; Stupid government. They're what's wrong with the world.
     
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    You mean Ubuntu online searches? Because that's why I don't use Ubuntu
     
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    Glad I have MS-DOS.
     
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    wasn't that only in the main Unity edition tho? Anyway regardless I am concerned about possible backdoors that could attack.
     
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    Not to derail this thread too much, but the issue with infecting Linux is root access. Even if they were to infect the /home, the most they will get is the same access as a web browser's spyware.
    Now of course this doesn't mean it's impossible, one could easily sneak some code into a program and gain root access that way. But it's unlikely for someone to get nearly the same level of control as a virus can get over Windows.
     
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    Very true when it comes to Unix or Unix based machines as opposed to the DOS family. However I often just get concerned about what could happen but I am no CS major by any means (only have read a few books)